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Unable to print to a local printer from a Remote Desktop Connection

Hi

I cannot print to a local printer in MS server 2008 R2 (Standard). If I look in the 'Devices and Printers' I can see my local printers. I also have made sure that the tick box for printers is ticked when setting up the connection. These are network printers (don't know if that helps).

Any ideas on how I get it to print?

Thank you
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widenetcsl
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jmanishbabuCommented:
What is the error you get while printing .

Can you see the print jobs in the print Queue ?
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widenetcslAuthor Commented:
I do not get a print error. I attempted to print a test page with the 'see what's printing' it came into the window displaying 'spooling' then 'printing' as the status. This is all in the RDP session.
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widenetcslAuthor Commented:
I found the issue was with a permissions issues. I should of looked in the Event Viewer sooner. Let that be a lesson. If anyone does need help with this I altered the permissions in the spool folder (system32/spool/printers)
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widenetcslAuthor Commented:
Always check the Event Viewer
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